primary concepts and
student learning in
the context of daily
(Brooks and Brooks 1999)
the teacher searches for students’
understandings of concepts, and then
structures opportunities for students to
reﬁne or revise by posing contradictions,
presenting new information, asking
questions, encouraging research, and/or
engaging students in inquiries designed to
challenge current concepts.
(brooks and brooks 1999)
Take Away from Top 20
Success = IQ x EQ
EQ = Think, Learn, Communicate
s i ty iter
Designing for learning
rather than planning for
teaching demands a
different way of thinking.
• Constructivist Learning Design (1-6)
• Elements of Design (7-10)
• Precedents for Constructivist Learning
• Teacher Learning Circles (14-17)
What is still circling around in your head?
What is square with your thinking?
What are 3 points we need to remember.
First Tool: Blogging!
• Blogs in Plain English
Examples of School
What do you see? What kinds of
conversations do you notice?
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• Read Chapter 1 in Design for Learning
• Respond to Discussion Question at
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